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GEDC Forum on Reaching Beyond Boundaries: Transcending Disability Beyond Law's Boundaries, Transcending Law’s Disabilities by Low Hong Ping (James)

The following was presented by James Low Hong Ping at a forum organised by the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee Gender Equality and Diversity Committee on 15 October 2018. The forum was titled “Reaching Beyond Boundaries: Transcending Disability.” INTRODUCTION Thank you very much for the kind introduction. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. First of all, I would like to thank the KLBC Gender Equality and Diversity Committee for inviting me to speak today. The title of my sharing today is “Beyond Law's Boundaries, Transcending Law’s Disabilities.” Sorry if you came here expecting me to lament on my or my peers’ disabilities. We are not the problem. We have problems as much as all of us do in life generally. But we are not the problem. The problem partly lies in the law. So I will be speaking from the legal perspective, looking at how disability rights have been bound by the deficiencies in law, and how we can reach beyond law’s boundaries and transcend law's disab